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Main Entry: of
Pronunciation: v, v, äv
Function: preposition 1 -- used to indicate a point from which something is located <north of the lake> 2 a -- used to indicate origin <of noble birth> b -- used to indicate cause or reason <afraid of the dark> <died of flu> c: 1BY 4 <the plays of Shakespeare> d: on the part of <very kind of you> 3 a: made from <a ring of gold> b -- used to indicate contents <a cup of water> c -- used to indicate the number or amount in or making up something <a class of 20 students> <interest of 5 1/4%> 4 a -- used to indicate the whole that includes an amount or part mentioned first <most of the team> b -- used to indicate the whole or quantity from which part is removed or used <gave freely of their time> 5 a: relating to : ABOUT <stories of her adventures> b: in respect to <slow of speech> <great of heart> 6 a -- used to indicate belonging or possession <queen of France> <courage of the pioneers> b -- used to indicate relationship between a result and something upon which an operation or procedure is performed to produce it <the product of two numbers> <the solution of an equation> 7 -- used to indicate something that is removed <cured of her disease> <relieved of his command> <rid the barn of rats> 8 -- used to indicate that an example belongs to a certain class <the city of Rome> 9 -- used to indicate what a noun, verb, or adjective applies to <love of nature> <cheated of a dollar> <fond of oranges> 10: having as a quality or possession <a thing of no importance> 11: 2BEFORE 3 <ten minutes of eight>